Spokane Valley Heritage Museum - Spokane Valley, WA
What’s Happening at the Museum in 2015?
Drive Your History Tours Are Back!
In the third year of this continuing tradition, the museum will
be offering two new Drive History Tours: “Historic Monuments and
Markers” and “Pines Cemetery.” These tours will give participants a
unique view of the area’s history with the help of knowledgeable
tour guides. Please call the museum or check our website
for more information and date announcements.
New Exhibits Coming Soon!
“Victory in Japan and the
Hanford Connection,” which explores a fascinating part of WWII
history is expected to open in July.
Sept 2015: A View of the Valley: 150 years of heritage!
Apple Picking Crew in J. W. Gillespie's apple orchard at Vera c. 1938
“Northwest Heritage, 1800 – 1890”
The Spokane Valley was originally the ancestral homeland of the Coeur d Alenes and the Upper Band of the Spokane Tribe. Pow wows were held in the Valley along the Spokane River bringing the Palouse, Nez Perce and other tribes for annual games, trading and storytelling. The exhibit includes the stories of the Fur Traders, the Missionary Priests, Antoine Plante, the Mullan Road and more. The 200 yr. old Nez Perce canoe inspires a new perspective of what it took to navigate the waterways.
“Electrifying the Modern Woman”, “Telecommunications”,
“One-room schoolhouse days” and more.
A new exhibit to open in August: “Victory in Japan and the Hanford Connection,” explores
a fascinating part of WWII history. Later in September, the exhibit “A View of the Valley:
150 years of Heritage!” celebrates the history of our community. Another exhibit is in the
works about how the completion of I-90 fifty years ago permanently changed the
landscape and economy of the Valley.
Shop at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum!
Gifts for the history lover on your list:
Gift Certificates, Old Radio Shows on CD, Books, Liberty Lake DVDs, old Valley photos, 2014 historic calendars or a museum membership make perfect gifts for all friends on your list! Make your gift a true memory...
And support your museum!
Jayne Singleton and Mayor Tom Towey cutting the ribbon on 9-20-12